Newhouse News Service - Apollo 12 Trailer Resurfaces At Fish Farm
"HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has landed a prize catch at a west Alabama fish farm.
Museum officials found a long-lost Airstream trailer that was used to quarantine Apollo 12 astronauts returning from the moon in November 1969.
The trailer has logged a circuitous route since being sold by NASA as surplus and has spent the last two decades at an aquatic research farm in Marion.
"What kind of find is it? It's like finding a Rembrandt in a yard sale. There aren't going to be any more of these,'' said Al Whitaker, Space Center spokesman. Officials plan to retrieve the artifact and display it in the new Davidson Saturn V Center to open in January.
The Mobile Quarantine Facility essentially sat in obscurity until an observant director recognized the resemblance."